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  1. Repertoire for Black - The French (21 part series)

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    Repertoire for Black - The French (21 part series)
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  2. Scotch Game (10 part series)
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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Scotch Game (10 part series). C45: Scotch game 4. … Bc5, Scotch game 5. Nxf6. The Scotch game with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 first came to prominence when one of the leading players of his day, Scottish barrister John Cochrane (who also came up with the Cochrane variation against the Petroff's with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nxf7!?) suggested it for his London Chess Club team when they took on Edinburgh Chess Club in what went on to become a famous correspondence match in 1824. When London first played it, they got a great position - but Cochrane had to leave for India and they could't convert their advantage, and drew. Edinburgh then opted to play the new idea in the next game and won - so the opening was named in their honor. However the Scotch lay dormant for the best part of a century at elite level until Garry Kasparov sensationally brought it back into fashion when he used it to ruffle up Karpov during their 1990 world title match. Since then, the venerable Scotch has had a new lease of life. And in a new series of Ronen's Opening Survey, our resident theoretical guru, GM Ronen Har-Zvi shows us just how potent a good Scotch can be. Learn More
  3. Slav Defense (11 part series)
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    The Slav Defense is one of the most solid defenses to 1 d4, and a great favorite of the world's leading players. John Watson looks at the opening from White's point of view, recommending safe but strategically rich setups against each variation. He also examines the Semi-Slav Defense, a close relative of the Slav. Opening: D11: Slav Defense D15, D94: QGD Slav, Grunfeld D43: Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav Learn More
  4. Alapin Sicilian (9 part series)
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    New Ideas in…: Alapin Sicilian (9 part series). B22: Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3). For many players not having the time or inclination studying the never-ending labyrinth of mainline Sicilians, such as the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov and Sveshnikov, the Alapin with 1. e4 c5 2. c3 has proved to be a very popular alternative. It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856-1923), and today it is one of the most solid and respected Anti-Sicilians, championed by many club players and leading grandmasters, such as Evgeny Sveshnikov, Eduardas Rozentalis and Sergey Tiviakov. And now in his latest series of "New Ideas In... " , GM Ronen Har-Zvi takes a closer look at this very popular Anti-Sicilian line. Learn More
  5. the Marshall Attack (10 part series)
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    New Ideas in…: the Marshall Attack (10 part series). C89: Ruy Lopez: Marshall counter-attack, Ruy Lopez: Marshall counter-attack, 11...c6, Ruy Lopez: Marshall, main line, 12.d2d4. One of the world’s first Grandmasters of chess, America’s Frank J. Marshall (1877-1944), left behind a lasting legacy to the chess world with his revered gambit against the Ruy Lopez – the Marshall Attack with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 0-0 8 c3 d5! The Marshall Attack is one of the most important openings in the history of chess and is still deployed with regularity at super Grandmaster level. In current theory the ideas and strategies of both approaches are studied in-depth, and nowadays experts have come to the conclusion that White has no clear superiority in the main theoretical lines. And in the latest of his "New Ideas in..." series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi, takes a closer look under the microscope at Marshall's revolutionary idea. Learn More
  6. Panov Botvinnik (9 part series)
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    New Ideas in…: Panov Botvinnik (9 part series). B13, B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...e6. Panov-Botvinnik Attack against the Caro-Kann Defense - a line that can also be transposed to from many openings, including the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defense. The Panov-Botvinnik Attack has a unique important place in chess lore. After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players. But Vasily Panov, a Soviet master, theoretician and Chess correspondent for "Izvestia", took a different view of the situation and decided to test Black's mettle with the direct action of 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4. Mikhail Botvinnik picked up on this and quickly formed it into a potent weapon that has since become the choice of determined king pawn players. Learn More
  7. Rook + Opposite Color Bishop (9 part series)
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    Rook + Opposite Color Bishop (9 part series) Players: Yermolinsky, Naroditsky, Blatny Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: R+B vs R+B Learn More
  8. Heisman's Openings and Tabiyas Bundle

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    National Master Dan Heisman, one of the most instructional chess coaches in the world, brings us another winning video collection Openings and Tabiyas.
    Dan shows you in this useful 29-video series what to do after the "normal position" of an opening is reached. It is a different approach to the opening theory; how many times have you reached the limit of your opening theory knowledge to find yourself in doubt about what to do next? Dan likes calling these Tabiyas (what to do in a normal position), and how to plan ahead when the standardized position arising on the board.
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  9. Double Pawns (10 part series)
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    Double Pawns (10 part series) Players: Portisch, Kuijpers, Gligoric, Plater, Botvinnik, Chekover, Dickenson, Emms, Karpov, Brown, Kortchnoi, Panno, Pigott, Mestel, Sokolov, Har-Zvi, Kharlov, Timman, Salov, Yussupov, Salov, Yussupov, Dreev, Timofeev, Ashwath, Kostenko, Acs, Ivanchuk, Fischer, Portisch, KasparovS, Harikrishna, Shaw, Stefanova, Kasparov, Kramnik, Grischuk, Morozevich, Iuldachev, Kholmov, ECO: Theory of double pawns is one of the most complex and important in chess. Extremely often double pawns are acceptable, or even strong, depending on the whole structure. One of the big distinction for double pawns is if they are isolated or connected with other pawns. This can make a lot of difference on how to deal with this particular and common structure. In this series IM John Watson looks at double pawns in an extensive and complete way. Learn More
  10. Ronen through Chess history: Chess Olympiads (9 part series)
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    Ronen through Chess history: Chess Olympiads Opening: E12, E04: Queen's Indian Defense, Catalan C15, B53 French Winaver, Sicilian D91, C31, D97 Grünfeld, King's Gambit Declined C82, C80, 90 Ruy Lopez, Ruy Lopez: Tarrasch, Sicilian: Najdorf B12 Caro-Kann E35, E17, B06 Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Robatsch Defense E15, A29 Queen's Indian, English Opening B13, B12, E24, B06: Caro-Kann, Robatsch, Nimzo-Indian C84, E52, E15: Ruy Lopez: closed, Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3, Queen's Indian Player(s): Portish, Radulov, Ribli, Ljubojevic, Miles, Spassky, Mestel, Renman, Swanson, Makropoulos, Seirawan, Kasparov, Illescas, Nunn, Miles, Fernandez, Leko, Kasparov, Polgar, Mamedyarov, Krasenkow, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Sokolov, Navara, Sargissian, Morozevich, Sargissian, Grischuk, Aronian, Gelfand,Ivanchuk, Beliavsky, Jobava, Adams, Carlsen, Sjugirov, Movsesian, Almasi, Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Aronian Learn More
  11. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - KID Averbakh  (10 videos)
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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - KID Averbakh Opening: E73: E74, E75 Player(s): Lerner, Yermolinsky, Atalik, Agzamov, Yermolinsky, Glyanets, Lputian, Moskalenko, Yermolinsky, Basin, Yermolinsky, Sharafuddin, Kaidanov, Kamsky, Polugaevsky, Uhlmann The Averbakh System, along with its variants such the Petrosian Variation in the Classical (early d4-d5) and the unnamed h3...Bg5 system, represents a shift in White's approach to combatting the Kings Indian. No series on the Averbakh KID can be complete without some coverage of the classical games in the Symmetrical Benoni structure (parts 7-8), but there are some new development there as well (parts 9-10) Enjoy! Learn More
  12. The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2 Bonus Pack
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    Get all your opening questions ANSWERED! Learn More
  13. Opening Tricks & Traps + 6 Months ICC Membership
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    Tricks and Trips + 6 Months ICC Membership
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    IM John Watson shows you how to fool (or not be fooled by!) your opponent, in a variety of exciting opening tricks and traps. 9+ hours of superb chess instruction from one of the most popular chess coaches + 6 Months of ICC Membership!
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  14. Gambits against the Ruy Lopez
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    If you're looking for ways to bust the Ruy Lopez, then this video series is for you! Grandmaster Boris Alterman and Grandmaster Ronen Har-zvi cover several sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Ruy Lopez. You receive 27 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings.

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  15. Gambits against the French
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    Looking for ways to defeat the French Defense? Look no further as Grandmaster Boris Alterman covers three sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the French Defense. You receive ten top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis.

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  16. Gambits against the Sicilian
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    Looking for ways to defeat the Sicilian defense?  GM Boris Alterman and GM Alex Lenderman cover four sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Sicilian Defense. You receive 12 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings. Learn More
  17. Attack Like a Super GM – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 77

    In this volume you will learn the secrets of how the Super GMs attack. Attacking is an important part of chess and an enjoyable part of the game for most players, but you have to know how to attack well and also when to correctly evaluate a position. Across five extensively-analyzed games, GM Lemos details each move, with the plans and ideas of each player. Many players know how to attack but lack the ability to coordinate material and create decisive threats towards a particular objective. It is important to not only know how to evaluate a position and determine whether you can attack, but also the most effective way to transfer your forces into attack. Not doing this correctly could cost the player the game. You often must first defend your position and then move onto the counterattack without losing your cool and thoughtlessly attacking; you have to control the tempo and play according to the requirements of the situation. All of this is explained in a clear and concise way by Grandmaster Damian Lemos, one of the best presenters of chess video instruction.

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  18. Attacking with Forcing Moves – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 52

    Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this volume which is 2/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto. This DVD follows on from the first volume in The Club Player’s Manifesto, which had emphasis on basic and advanced concepts of attacking the King and the many factors leading up to the attacking possibility. Many methods and concepts are considered including: Attacking with The Dutch, Strong Centre, Pawn Storms in Closed Positions – when to play them, Capturing supporting Pawns and the consequences, Brilliant ‘King Hunts’, Two Knights defence with immediate N-g5!?, The Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) is discussed outlining correct approach from both sides, When to open ‘lines’ for an advantage and many more in what is a brilliant approach to learning the core essentials for Club players up to Candidate Masters succinctly guided by Grandmaster Damian Lemos one of the World Leaders in Chess instruction.

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  19. Positional Chess Guide – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 57

    This volume looks at ‘Positional Play’ things like voluntarily giving up ‘The Bishop Pair’, How to attack doubled ‘C’ pawns, Placing Rooks deliberately on Closed files, The IQP advantages and disadvantages and many more Positional Play methods. Many methods and concepts are considered including: Beating The QGD Tarrasch, QGD, Bogo Indian, QGA, Queen’s Indian considered, QGD Tarrasch examined in detail, IQP situation arising after dxc5 considered, Strong Centre versus attempts to undermine it, A collection of small Positional Advantages are no good if opponent can realistically launch a strong attack versus your own King, Passed IQP advantages and disadvantages, Good piece activity creates other transformational advantages, Temporary Piece Sacrifices to gain Positional Advantage, Using the Advanced IQP to tie down opponent, It’s Okay to advance your own King’s Pawn Cover when opponent is tied down, Good technique in the middlegame with more space and many more, in what is a brilliant approach to learning the core essentials for Club players up to Candidate Masters succinctly guided by Grandmaster Damian Lemos one of the World Leaders in Chess instruction.

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  20. Defensive Domination – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 59

    This DVD looks at ‘Defense’ and how to stay calm in the face of attack with concise understanding of opponent’s threats. Preparing your defense against expected attacks is considered as is the use of tactics. Many methods and concepts are considered including: Pins to defend effectively, Sacrifice a Pawn for ‘The Initiative’, Defending even more Initiative by accepting a second Pawn offering (with justification), Poor methods of defense considered, Dealing with Surprising moves in attack, Trade your ‘Bad Pieces’ not your ‘Good’ Ones, Giving some material back to ‘Activate’ all pieces is good, How NOT to attack and many more, in what is a brilliant approach to learning the core essentials for Club players up to Candidate Masters succinctly guided by Grandmaster Damian Lemos one of the World Leaders in Chess instruction.

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  21. Ultra Deep Strategy – Techniques of the Super GMs – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 71

    This volume shows us the secrets of chess strategy at the highest level through extensively-analyzed master games. Emphasizing the correct plans and ideas at every moment, it is a series for advanced players to complement their training with an aspect more difficult than tactics. GM Lemos clearly and simply demonstrates the ideas that are developed in each game, ensuring that the player can easily learn the strategic concepts being taught. These concepts include: how to play in restricted positions or with limited space, positional plays like capturing the bishop pair, creating logical plans and how to execute them, playing on both flanks, implementing tactics with a strategic advantage, unexpected maneuvers, transferring pieces from one flank to another, making the most of your opponent’s weaknesses, the principle of two weaknesses, endgame techniques, combating your opponent’s plans, spatial advantage, positional sacrifices and more. All of these concepts can be found in this excellent work on the middlegame where we can better understand how the Super GMs play.

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  22. Super GM Tactics – GM Damian Lemos
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    EMPIRE CHESS – VOL 79

    In this volume GM Damian Lemos focuses his study on tactics by using four Super GM games as a point of reference in order to explain how a Grandmaster thinks. Tactics are an essential part of the game and can improve or resolve problems. However, it is better to study games completely where we can prepare and plan certain tactical strikes. Rather than being stuck in the game from the beginning, we have clearer ideas and key plans in the position. Tactics often complement a prepared strategy and you will also learn how to punish an opponent for ignoring certain norms of the game, such as development, gaining material in exchange for a loss in tempo and you will see the importance of initiative and prioritizing development over material. All of this is clearly and concisely explained by Grandmaster Damian Lemos, one of the best presenters of chess video instruction.

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